Merced Sun Star
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007

Manuel Oka, born on 07/29/29, in Phoenix, AZ. He left this world to a better place, very peacefully on 02/15/07, at the age of 77. At St. Agnes hospital in Fresno, Ca., with friends & family by his side. He enjoyed going to the Casino with his daughter Geri and her husband Bill Fox, he also enjoyed making things with wood and gardening.

  He leaves behind Audene Dugger, his companion of 35 years, 4 sister's; Mary Woo, Antonia Humphrey, Margaret Altimoro & Ruth Saward. All from Arizona.
  He preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia (Oka) Perrette.
  He leaves behind 7 children: Mario Oka, Rose Marie (Oka) Lucas, Geraldine (Oka) Fox, Vicki (Oka) Warren, Michael Oka, Dennis Oka, Robin Oka. 11 Step children: Albert, Billie, Christina, David, Donna, Eugenia, Johnny, Katherine, Marion, Michael, Theodore.
He also leaves behind many Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, & Great- great-grandchildren. Let's not forget, his dog Buddy.
  He also leaves behind his Good Friend Peggy Stroud of Merced, CA.
  The children of Manuel Oka would like to say a special thank you to Michael Brooks, RN, of St. Agnes Medical Center CICU, and the rest of the staff for working & keeping our dad comfortable in his last days.

  Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, located at 901 W. Main St. in Merced. A Rosary will be held at 2:00 pm at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced on Saturday, February 24, 2007.